“The Fighter” Fights His Way To Blu-ray

The Fighter will be coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD (Video on Demand) on March 15th.  The Fighter stars Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale and is directed by David O. Russell (Three Kings). Paramount Pictures will be releasing the highly acclaimed The Fighter in separate editions along with a Blu-ray/DVD/Combo pack. The one way to guarantee that you will get every single feature will be to invest in the Blu-ray copy.  It will be fully loaded with special feature goodness. 

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – “Mark Wahlberg is perfect” (Entertainment Weekly) and “Christian Bale is astonishing” (New York Times) in the inspiring true story
THE FIGHTER, debuting in a two-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy, on standard DVD and on VOD March 15, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Directed by Academy Award® nominee David O. Russell (Three Kings), THE FIGHTER has received seven Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Christian Bale), Best Supporting Actress (Melissa Leo and
Amy Adams), Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing. The powerful, uplifting and “remarkable” (Wall Street Journal) film tells the story of working-class pugilist “Irish” Micky Ward (Wahlberg) and his against-all-odds triumph in the ring that united his fractured family and brought pride to his blue-collar hometown. Bale portrays Ward’s troubled older brother, Dicky Eklund, a role that has already earned him a
Golden Globe®, SAG and National Board of Review award for Best Supporting Actor, as well as awards from numerous regional film critics’ societies. Golden Globe and SAG winner and Oscar® nominee Melissa Leo (Frozen River) gives a knockout performance as Ward’s mother and Oscar nominee Amy Adams (Doubt) stars as his girlfriend and future wife, Charlene.

THE FIGHTER Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy and standard DVD both include feature commentary by David O. Russell and a making of documentary entitled “The Warrior’s Code: Filming The Fighter”. The Blu-ray/DVD Combo also includes “Keeping The Faith”, the real-life story of Micky and Dicky as told by family and friends, deleted scenes and a digital copy of the film.

THE FIGHTER Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack & Standard DVD

THE FIGHTER Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles. The DVD is presented in English 5.1 Surround with English, French and Spanish subtitles.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack breakdown is as follows:


  • The Warrior’s Code: Filming The Fighter
  • Keeping The Faith
  • Deleted Scenes (some with optional commentary)
  • Feature film with commentary by director David O. Russell
  • Theatrical Trailer


  • Feature Film
  • Digital Copy

The single disc DVD includes the following:

  • The Warrior’s Code: Filming The Fighter
  • Feature film with commentary by director David O. Russell

Pre-Order The Fighter on Blu-ray!


Gerard Iribe is a writer/reviewer for Why So Blu?. He has also reviewed for other sites like DVD Talk, Project-Blu, and CHUD, but Why So Blu? is where the heart is. You can follow his incoherency on Twitter: @giribe

6 Responses to ““The Fighter” Fights His Way To Blu-ray”

  1. Gerard Iribe

    I never did see this.

  2. Brian White

    I’m right there with you too Gerard. I could not pull the trigger on seeing this one in the theaters. There’s something about it where it can go either way for me.

  3. Aaron Neuwirth

    You realize The Dark Knight is going to win an Oscar for this movie.

  4. Jiminy Critic

    I agree with Aaaron… Bale will win…

  5. Jiminy Critic

    oops… one too many “a’s…”

  6. Aaron Neuwirth

    As long as there are no “e’s” 😉